There has been a worrying surge in tensions on the border with China at various points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in recent weeks. Flag meetings between commanders of the two sides have failed to de-escalate the situation. Not only have Chinese troops transgressed into the Indian side of the LAC but they have also disrupted routine patrolling near the LAC by Indian troops. They have also destroyed posts and bridges on the Galwan Nala at Chang-Chenmo. Indian experts have said that the Chinese transgressions are not normal but serious.